DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 11/16/2013    Duedate: 11/29/2013

DARKHOLM ARENA

DM 104    TURN 623

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 PLAY BALL 6/184      199  132   3 60.1      HIGHLANDERS 42/1341
    MY EX-WIFE 2/372                          4 JOHNS 5/927         1432 2577  25 35.7
    BATTLEFIELD EARTH 37/147                    AUTHORS 21/749
  2 BRUTAL LEGIO 7/1335   48   38   0 55.8      JUST BECAUSE 38/1151
    LEGION OF LEGEND 62/1305                    THE LADY'S LIST 6/917
  3 ILLFANG PACT 1/281   568  737   9 43.5

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 740): MUTANT BLOWBY of GOD SQUAD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 623): PETER NETLEY of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 745): ARGULA of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 717): BRAN MAC MORN of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 741): NOSEY ROSIE of SHADY LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 736): ELMORE JAMES of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 745): BALBOA of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 729): SALTY DOG of THIRSTY THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 731): DIP of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 730): CENTAURIAN of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 696): ONE MIC of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 685): TALKS NONSTOP of BASH BROS CHILDREN (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 318): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 678): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 629): ATOMIC PUNK of VAN DUEL (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 574): CLOWN CONFETTI of MAGIC INGREDIENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 622): CRYSOPRASE of ILLFANG PACT (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 740): LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 623): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 745): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 717): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 741): PLAY BALL (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 736): BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 745): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 729): CHUCK'S PINUPS (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 731): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 730): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 696): TOLBINS HIVE D (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 685): BASH BROS CHILDREN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 318): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 678): DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 629): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 574): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 622) PLAY BALL et al (The Dealer, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 740): MUTANT BLOWBY of GOD SQUAD (Floyd, mgr.)
                (turn 739): S... MC of RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 740): KILLBY MARCH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 745): BALOR of DEMONS & DEVILS (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 730): AGENT OF BRUTALITY of EXTREME AGGRESSION (Var, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 628): SKALVORD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                      Reflections by the Keeper of the Runeblade

     Hmm.  And here I am again.  Well, it's nice to sit up here on this big chair
with initials carved all over it.  I was thinking I could pose some group-
participation type question, such as "What is your least favorite fighting style" or
"How well do you know your manager," but at the rate things are going... nah.  No one
except my guild writes ads, so how would they answer?  Semaphore?
     Mark made some good moves this past turn.  He's fast, he got in a good hit...
but, guy, I just don't think you hit hard enough.  Maybe you should try some strength
training?
     Well... I think this is enough for now.  I don't want to overstrain anyone's
ability to maintain interest.

With best wishes, Keeper of the Runeblade Crysoprase.

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

With a groan, Malic shouldered open the door and dragged himself into his office.
There was a report to write.  It was so, so, so very depressing.  He glanced at his
notes, shuddered, and dropped the paper back on the desk, then dropped into his
chair, pulled open the lower right-hand desk drawer and took out a dusty bottle of
guaranteed mood-restorer.  Sloshing some into a glass, he raised it to his nose for a
sniff of the bouquet, and then drained it.

Hello, people of Darkholm!  Malic here.

     We had an exciting day of one challenge, no avoids, and a whole lot of no-shows.
It was a great turn for one team, though, that scored 8-0 today!

     BACKFIRE (37-1713) (30-19-0,190) of BATTLEFIELD EARTH challenged MEN WORKING
(38-4189) (81-242-1,212) of JUST BECAUSE.  BACKFIRE bested MEN WORKING in a crowd
pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.  Backfire is our top Wall of Steel and Men
Working, of course, is top Basher.  Men Working is also this turn's favorite fighter.
     P.M.S. (2-2716) (31-34-1,148) of MY EX-WIFE challenged LENNON (5-4087) (46-49-
2,164) of JOHNS.  P.M.S. won victory over LENNON in an action packed 1 minute
Challenge battle.  Amazingly, neither of these fighters is a stylemaster.
     CRYSOPRASE (1-3266) (142-142-3,226) of ILLFANG PACT fought ZAKAU (5-4623) (63-
64-0,218) of JOHNS.  CRYSOPRASE subdued ZAKAU in an action packed 3 minute Title
fight.  Let's see... Zakau is top Lunger.  Crysoprase is top Parry-Striker and
Overall Popularity Leader.
     MARK (5-4088) (69-157-3,184) of JOHNS fought FATALITY (7-5820) (33-17-0,183) of
BRUTAL LEGION.  MARK devastated FATALITY in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
Mark is top Parry-Lunger.
     ZANE GREY (21-4810) (52-82-2,182) of AUTHORS fought SHADOWMANE (104-28) (0-0-
0,200) of  .  ZANE GREY was demolished by SHADOWMANE in a 1 minute mismatched
competition.  This is 1-0 for the stand-ins.

     TOLAIS DEEPHEART (42-1620) (139-151-0,190) of HIGHLANDERS fought WHITEY FORD (6-
1785) (54-41-5,168) of PLAY BALL.  TOLAIS DEEPHEART bested WHITEY FORD in a crowd
pleasing 2 minute match.  Once again, no stylemasters in this match.
     CLIVE (6-5215) (56-55-5,193) of THE LADY'S LIST fought SHADOWMANE (104-28) (0-0-
0,200) of  .  CLIVE was overcome by SHADOWMANE in an action packed 2 minute fight.
Clive is our top Slasher.  2-0 for stand-ins.
     SATCHEL (6-6215) (53-46-2,180) of THE LADY'S LIST fought BLIND BEGGAR (104-26)
(40-35-0,200) of  .  SATCHEL was vanquished by BLIND BEGGAR in an action packed 1
minute gory uneven duel.  3-0 for stand-ins.
     GAR & BRILL (38-4252) (93-166-2,169) of JUST BECAUSE fought ZEUS (62-4010) (38-
14-0,142) of LEGION OF LEGEND.  GAR & BRILL vanquished ZEUS in a popular 2 minute
brutal one-sided duel.  Mr. & Brill is top Striker.
     MIKEL (6-6190) (44-49-3,150) of THE LADY'S LIST fought M. CHARDINEE (104-8) (0-
0-0,110) of  .  MIKEL was handily defeated by M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute one-sided
bout.  4-0 for stand-ins.

     2 + 2 = 4 (38-4190) (57-166-1,116) of JUST BECAUSE fought PELIS THE TRUE (42-
3469) (43-60-0,147) of HIGHLANDERS.  2 + 2 = 4 was subdued by PELIS THE TRUE in a
crowd pleasing 1 minute match.  2 + 2 = 4 is our best Total Parry.
     JUSTIN (6-6179) (38-58-3,133) of THE LADY'S LIST fought DESIREE (104-23) (20-15-
4,150) of  .  JUSTIN was handily defeated by DESIREE in an exciting 1 minute one-
sided contest.  Stand-ins 5-0.
     HOFFA (5-4299) (24-92-0,132) of JOHNS fought ANGRY BOOKIE (104-11) (15-10-0,150)
of  .  HOFFA was devastated by ANGRY BOOKIE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.  6-0 for
stand-ins.
     HOFFA (5-4622) (44-83-0,37) of JOHNS fought INKEEPER'S SON (104-4) (15-15-0,40)
of  .  HOFFA was viciously subdued by INKEEPER'S SON in an action packed 7 minute
gory fight.  7-0 for stand-ins.
     ALOYICIUS (6-5045) (31-62-2,49) of THE LADY'S LIST fought DEBBY TONTE (104-2)
(20-30-0,30) of  .  ALOYICIUS was devastated by DEBBY TONTE in an exciting 1 minute
uneven duel.  8-0 for stand-ins.
     PHILTHRY (42-2079) (39-40-0,82) of HIGHLANDERS fought HOFFA (5-4348) (25-156-
0,50) of JOHNS.  PHILTHRY devastated HOFFA in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
Hmm.

     I have done my best.  Cheerio!

Malic of Talcama

     He poured himself another shot of mood-restorer, drained it, corked the bottle,
and staggered from the office.

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CRYSOPRASE 1-3266           143 142  3  234  ILLFANG PACT (281)         MORDANT

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MARK 5-4088                  70 157  3  203  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 BACKFIRE 37-1713             31  19     203  BATTLEFIELD EARTH (147)    SIBIKHAS
 ZAKAU 5-4623                 63  65     198  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620    140 151     197  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 MEN WORKING 38-4189          81 243  1  196  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME
 CLIVE 6-5215                 56  56  5  193  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252          94 166  2  187  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZANE GREY 21-4810            52  83  2  178  AUTHORS (749)              SUNSET
 SATCHEL 6-6215               53  47  2  177  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 FATALITY 7-5820              33  18     173  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WHITEY FORD 6-1785           54  42  5  172  PLAY BALL (184)            TRANSEL
 P.M.S. 2-2716                32  34  1  162  MY EX-WIFE (372)           NIANIA
 LENNON 5-4087                46  50  2  152  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469       44  60     149  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 ZEUS 62-4010                 38  15     139  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS
 JUSTIN 6-6179                38  59  3  129  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 HOFFA 5-4299                 24  93     129  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 MIKEL 6-6190                 44  50  3  121  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 2 + 2 = 4 38-4190            57 167  1  119  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PHILTHRY 42-2079             40  40      85  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 HOFFA 5-4348                 25 157      48  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 HOFFA 5-4622                 44  84      36  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 ALOYICIUS 6-5045             31  63  2   29  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Mark -- Argh.  Ah... *forces a smile*  And so, once again, I win the honor of writing
a column for our sporting journal.  You fought well, actually.  I liked some of your
moves. -- Crysoprase

Lennon -- Once I broke your glasses, you were helpless.  Might I suggest safety
goggles? -- Tolais Deepheart

Gar & Brill -- And so, your guild has gone 1-2 against mine this turn.  I
congratulate you on a skilled fight. -- Pelis the True

Hoffa 5-4348 -- I guess you're not the dangerous one?  I always forget which one that
is. -- Philthry

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BACKFIRE bested MEN WORKING in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.
P.M.S. won victory over LENNON in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
CRYSOPRASE subdued ZAKAU in a action packed 3 minute Title fight.
MARK devastated FATALITY in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
ZANE GREY was demolished by SHADOWMANE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TOLAIS DEEPHEART bested WHITEY FORD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
CLIVE was overcome by SHADOWMANE in a action packed 2 minute fight.
SATCHEL was vanquished by BLIND BEGGAR in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
GAR & BRILL vanquished ZEUS in a popular 2 minute brutal one-sided duel.
MIKEL was handily defeated by M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
2 + 2 = 4 was subdued by PELIS THE TRUE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
JUSTIN was handily defeated by DESIREE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided contest.
HOFFA was devastated by ANGRY BOOKIE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HOFFA was viciously subdued by INKEEPER'S SON in a action packed 7 minute gory fight.
ALOYICIUS was devastated by DEBBY TONTE in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.
PHILTHRY devastated HOFFA in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  18 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  25 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  34 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -  18 -  0      10  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 623 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  5         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     CRYSOPRASE 1-3266         143 142  3  234 ILLFANG PACT (281)
PARRY-LUNGE      MARK 5-4088                70 157  3  203 JOHNS (927)
WALL OF STEEL    BACKFIRE 37-1713           31  19  0  203 BATTLEFIELD EARTH (147)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZAKAU 5-4623               63  65  0  198 JOHNS (927)
BASHING ATTACK   MEN WORKING 38-4189        81 243  1  196 JUST BECAUSE (1151)
SLASHING ATTACK  CLIVE 6-5215               56  56  5  193 THE LADY'S LIST (917)
STRIKING ATTACK  GAR & BRILL 38-4252        94 166  2  187 JUST BECAUSE (1151)
TOTAL PARRY      2 + 2 = 4 38-4190          57 167  1  119 JUST BECAUSE (1151)

The overall popularity leader is CRYSOPRASE 1-3266.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MEN WORKING 38-4189.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLIVE 6-5215, 
CRYSOPRASE 1-3266, HOFFA 5-4622, BACKFIRE 37-1713, ZAKAU 5-4623, WHITEY FORD 6-1785, 
GAR & BRILL 38-4252, LENNON 5-4087, TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620, and PELIS THE TRUE 
42-3469.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 5-4299.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOFFA 5-4348, ALOYICIUS 6-5045, JUSTIN 6-6179, 2 + 2 = 4 38-4190, 
SATCHEL 6-6215, FATALITY 7-5820, ZEUS 62-4010, ZANE GREY 21-4810, MARK 5-4088, and 
P.M.S. 2-2716.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  0 0  BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        1  2 0  
NIANIA(2)            1  0 0  SUNSET(21)           0  1 0  RODEKI(42)           3  0 0  
KALTOS(5)            1  5 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         1  0 0  VALAMANTIS(62)       0  1 0  
TRANSEL(6)           0  6 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CRYSOPRASE 1-3266          143 142  3  234  ILLFANG PACT (281)         MORDANT
 P.M.S. 2-2716               32  34  1  162  MY EX-WIFE (372)           NIANIA
 MARK 5-4088                 70 157  3  203  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 CLIVE 6-5215                56  56  5  193  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 FATALITY 7-5820             33  18  0  173  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 ZANE GREY 21-4810           52  83  2  178  AUTHORS (749)              SUNSET
 BACKFIRE 37-1713            31  19  0  203  BATTLEFIELD EARTH (147)    SIBIKHAS

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MEN WORKING 38-4189         81 243  1  196  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620   140 151  0  197  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 ZEUS 62-4010                38  15  0  139  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS